Published On: Thu, May 1st, 2014

Cameron Moes is ’14 Boy Stater

Osmond High School representative to 2014 Boys’ State has been announced by the sponsoring organization. The session will take place in Lincoln June 1-7 with each school in Nebraska able to have a representative at the event. The session is held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Representing American Legion Post 326 will be Cameron Moes, son of Mark and Amy Moes.

There was no Girls’ State applicant.

Girls’ and Boys’ State are open to members of the junior class. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Each candidate must also write an essay which is judged by the respective sponsoring group.

Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State are set up as functional “51st states” and each student learns how government subdivisions operate by actually doing the job. Participants will campaign for offices, hold elections, take part in band and chorus, compete in athletics and be involved in other varied activities as part of the citizenship training program. They will set up their own state government and draft bills.

Special lectures and addresses will be delivered by experienced public officials and professional leaders, including Governor Dave Heineman and Supreme Court Chief Justice John M. Gerrard. National acclaimed motivational speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar is also scheduled to address the group.

Costs for the week-long session are paid by the Osmond American Legion Post.